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Thanksgiving at Estes Park Center

September 28, 2021

Thanksgiving Events at Estes Park Center. 

Turkey Trot 5K - Thanksgiving Day Morning 

Join YMCA of the Rockies on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 25th for the annual 5K Turkey Trot! Get out and get active before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday! Walkers and strollers are welcome to participate in the race. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they remain on a leash. Check-in at the Sweet Memorial Building beginning at 8am and the race will begin shortly after at 9am. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place female, 1st place male, and the 1st place person 16 and under. Hang out after the race for a fun drawing to win great prizes! The YMCA of the Rockies Turkey Trot is free and open to the public, free-will donations will be accepted to support the camper scholarship program. Celebrate after the race in the Sweet Memorial Building with refreshments and door prizes! For any inquiries, please call 970-586-3341, ext. 1104. Register Online Here.

Thanksgiving Buffet - SOLD OUT for 2021!

This Thanksgiving, sit back, relax and let us do the cooking! Make your reservation for our annual delicious Thanksgiving buffet. Our Executive Chef and Special Events team are dreaming up a delightful menu to celebrate the holiday with seasonal flavors, savory featured dishes and relaxing ambiance in the spacious Assembly Hall.

The Thanksgiving meal will feature traditional Thanksgiving fare along with specialty items! Some entrees/sides are gluten free, but will be limited. Please contact us for more details.

Reservations are required and must be made via the YMCA Banquet and Special Event Office, 970-586-3341 x1250. Please provide your full name, contact number, email address, preferred time slot, and number of people in your party. Make sure to call ASAP because reservations are made on a first reserve basis, as seating times and space is limited. Reservations will start being accepted starting on Oct. 1.

Seating times:

12pm - SOLD OUT
3pm - SOLD OUT


Adults - $39/ adult (Ages 13 and up)

Children - $15 / child (Ages 6 - 12)

*Ages 5 and under are free of charge

Celebrations in the Town of Estes Park

The day after Thanksgiving, join the town of Estes Park kick-off the holiday season at the Catch the Glow Holiday Parade and Celebration! During this special annual event, the holiday season lights up with cheer! During the day, Spend the afternoon visiting Santa and strolling around town. Once the sun sets, grab your warm coat and hot chocolate to head to downtown Estes Park, where at 5:30 p.m., the Catch the Glow Parade will come rolling down Elkhorn Avenue featuring thousands of tiny twinkling lights, storybook figures, nutcrackers, snowmen, marching bands, entertainers, wildlife characters and Santa Claus himself!

Assigned Categories: Estes Park Center, Events